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Angel

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315k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Angel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Angel

"Angel" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Messenger of God". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun An"gel
Senses
  1. A messenger.(R)"The dear good angel of the Spring, The nightingale." [B. Jonson.]
  2. A spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's messengers."O, welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope, Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings." [Milton.]
  3. One of a class of “fallen angels;” an evil spirit; as, the devil and his angels .
  4. A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic churches.(Archaic)"Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write." [Rev. ii. 1.]
  5. Attendant spirit; genius; demon.
  6. An appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic goodness or loveliness; a darling."When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou." [Sir W. Scott.]
  7. [Numis] An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s.

Note: Angel is sometimes used adjectively; as, angel grace; angel whiteness.

Etymology: AS. ængel engel, influenced by OF. angele angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God, an angel

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally
  2. Spiritual being attendant upon God
  3. Invests in a theatrical production
  4. Person of exceptional holiness
Wiktionary
  1. A male given name used since 16th century, from Latin Angelus or an anglicized spelling of Ángel.
  2. A surname​ originating as a nickname or, rarely, as a patronymic.
  3. A female given name of modern usage from the English noun angel.
  4. (baseball) A player on the team the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim".

Angel was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Angel

Angel Gabriel is a saint. He holds the title Archangel and Angel of Revelation.

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Ángel Di María is a soccer player for the Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Rosario Central, S.L. Benfica, Real Madrid C.F., Manchester United F.C., Argentina national under-20 football team, Argentina national under-23 football team, and Argentina national football team. Ángel was born on February 14th, 1988 in Rosario, Argentina.

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Angel Olsen is a folk music, folk rock, and indie rock musician. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Angel was born on January 22nd, 1987.

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Angel Dust is a comics character.

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Angel Haze is a hip hop music rapping and singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Angel was given the name Raeen Roes Wilson on July 10th, 1992 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Ángel Correa is a soccer player for the Atlético Madrid, San Lorenzo de Almagro, Argentina national under-20 football team, and Argentina national football team. Ángel was born on March 9th, 1995 in Rosario, Argentina.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Angel

Criss Angel is a magician, entertainer, and tv personality. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Criss was given the name Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos on December 19th, 1967 in Hempstead, New York, U.S.

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Buck Angel is an adult film producer, actor, and motivational speaker. Buck was born on June 5th, 1972 in San Fernando Valley.

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Vanessa Angel is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 1985. Vanessa was given the name Vanessa Madeline Angel on November 10th, 1966 in London.

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The French Angel was a wrestler. The was born on October 23rd, 1903 in Ural Mountains. He left this life on September 4th, 1954.

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Ashley Parker Angel is a pop rock and pop music singing and songwriter. He plays Acoustic guitar and Vocals. He was most active from 2000 to present. Ashley was given the name Ashley Ward Parker on August 1st, 1981 in Redding, California, United States.

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Jack Angel is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1957. Jack was born on October 24th, 1930 in Modesto, California, U.S.

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How popular is the baby name Angel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1888 8 0 8
1890 5 0 5
1891 5 0 5
1894 5 5 0
1896 5 0 5
1899 7 0 7
1900 6 0 6
1907 15 6 9
1908 16 7 9
1909 16 6 10
1910 13 0 13
1911 12 0 12
1912 34 8 26
1913 37 7 30
1914 44 7 37
1915 40 10 30
1916 78 15 63
1917 66 11 55
1918 63 8 55
1919 80 10 70
1920 97 12 85
1921 87 17 70
1922 102 12 90
1923 100 18 82
1924 132 20 112
1925 141 19 122
1926 149 19 130
1927 151 20 131
1928 155 19 136
1929 144 13 131
1930 187 21 166
1931 125 18 107
1932 145 20 125
1933 114 14 100
1934 133 14 119
1935 109 15 94
1936 110 13 97
1937 116 13 103
1938 105 14 91
1939 107 21 86
1940 109 19 90
1941 150 42 108
1942 136 31 105
1943 156 39 117
1944 145 31 114
1945 149 24 125
1946 176 39 137
1947 213 42 171
1948 275 52 223
1949 239 53 186
1950 281 47 234
1951 331 56 275
1952 366 54 312
1953 403 72 331
1954 529 92 437
1955 530 97 433
1956 620 123 497
1957 711 146 565
1958 721 188 533
1959 821 218 603
1960 931 267 664
1961 1,263 596 667
1962 1,141 450 691
1963 1,060 411 649
1964 1,120 423 697
1965 1,124 402 722
1966 1,204 438 766
1967 1,173 400 773
1968 1,334 503 831
1969 1,577 639 938
1970 2,145 1,109 1,036
1971 2,489 1,489 1,000
1972 2,900 1,944 956
1973 2,862 1,815 1,047
1974 2,560 1,450 1,110
1975 2,692 1,598 1,094
1976 2,781 1,642 1,139
1977 3,381 2,137 1,244
1978 3,182 1,935 1,247
1979 3,004 1,697 1,307
1980 3,110 1,691 1,419
1981 3,114 1,815 1,299
1982 3,188 1,745 1,443
1983 2,923 1,575 1,348
1984 3,101 1,685 1,416
1985 3,340 1,781 1,559
1986 3,233 1,583 1,650
1987 3,100 1,445 1,655
1988 3,531 1,704 1,827
1989 3,891 1,716 2,175
1990 4,069 1,663 2,406
1991 4,519 1,834 2,685
1992 4,744 1,695 3,049
1993 4,668 1,632 3,036
1994 5,151 1,675 3,476
1995 5,467 1,733 3,734
1996 5,851 1,939 3,912
1997 6,728 2,214 4,514 #86 boy name
1998 7,156 2,384 4,772 #81 boy name
1999 8,132 2,731 5,401 #73 boy name
2000 9,137 2,833 6,304 #67 boy name
2001 10,055 3,080 6,975 #58 boy name
2002 11,282 3,097 8,185 #49 boy name
2003 12,041 2,887 9,154 #47 boy name
2004 12,121 2,613 9,508 #44 boy name
2005 13,366 2,385 10,981 #32 boy name
2006 13,818 2,223 11,595 #31 boy name
2007 13,659 2,293 11,366 #34 boy name
2008 12,471 2,121 10,350 #36 boy name
2009 11,721 1,879 9,842 #37 boy name
2010 10,373 1,606 8,767 #42 boy name
2011 8,999 1,471 7,528 #52 boy name
2012 8,412 1,397 7,015 #57 boy name
2013 7,577 1,218 6,359 #67 boy name
2014 7,489 1,195 6,294 #67 boy name
2015 7,192 1,107 6,085 #64 boy name
2016 6,524 1,001 5,523 #70 boy name

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Popularity of Angel as a first name

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Popularity of Angel as a last name

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Common last names for Angel

  • Rodriguez
  • Rivera
  • Gonzalez
  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Lopez
  • Torres
  • Ortiz
  • Santiago
  • Cruz
  • Colon
  • Morales
  • Diaz
  • Ramos
  • Vazquez
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Angel U.S.
  White 43.29% 64.26%
  African American 2.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 50.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Angel

People with the last name Angel are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Angel

  • How Popular is the name Angel? Angel is the 225th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Angel was the 70th most popular name. As a last name Angel was the 1,428th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Angel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 315,301 babies born with the first name Angel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Angel to occupy the country of Belize with an estimated population of 312,971 (as of May 12, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Angel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Angel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Angel is Friday, September 2nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Angel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Angel was in 2006 with a total of 11,595 babies. That's a lot of babies named Angel!
  • Random Angel Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Angel ranks 97th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 57 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Angel: Your name in reverse order is Legna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lgena. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Angel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,895 people with the last name Angel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Angel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Angel as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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